Master of Arts (M.A.)

Curriculum & Instruction

Hybrid 30 major credits * 2 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid format combines personal experience with convenience of online learning

2 year completion time, including breaks

Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning

Workload designed for full time professional educators

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and integration of technology into teaching throughout the curriculum. Candidates will gain in-depth knowledge of the relationship between teaching and learning as well as how to use that knowledge in developing curriculum. There are courses to develop the student-centered, backward-designed curriculum plans intended to meet the needs of all students including second language learners and special needs students as well as courses on learning styles, assessment, reading, and using technology to create a backdrop for developing appropriate student-centered curriculum plans.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program follows a cohort instructional model with a hybrid delivery structure. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online classes determined by course content. This program includes face-to-face sessions that take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Online sessions may require meeting virtually during this scheduled class time. The duration of the program is approximately two years.

Prerequisites

Candidates in the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction program must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50, a valid Connecticut Teaching License, one-year of full-time, contracted teaching experience, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of program’s respective courses (listed below) and a passing score on the comprehensive exam taken after all coursework is complete. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

CourseTitle Hours
EDUC 511Educational Issues: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives 3
EDUC 534Assessment for Learning 
3
EDUC 556Curriculum Development 
3
SPEC 539Universal Design for Learning: Proactive Inclusion for All Students 
3
EDUC 535
English Language Learners
 
3
EDUC 536Technology for Learning 
3
EDUC 565Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts 
3
EDUC 524Instruction and Curriculum 
3
EDUC 515
Educational Research
 
3
EDUC 537
Reflective Practitioner
 3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2023

The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.